Mikey Welsh, one time bass player with Weezer, was found dead in a Chicago hotel room over the weekend. The band issued the following statement via Twitter, “we are deeply saddened to announce that Mikey Welsh passed away unexpectedly. He will forever be remembered as an amazing father, artist, and friend. May he rest in peace”.
Bizarrely, Welsh himself – who left the band in 2001 and had a history of mental health problems – appeared to predict his own demise. “Dreamt I died in Chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep)”, he tweeted on September 26th. “Need to write my will today.”